The functions for the department are enlisted as below:

Advisory Body to Health Department GoPb
To guide and advise the Punjab Health Department on all matters related to policies and strategic planning and to undertake policies and strategic planning development initiatives.

Management Unit for WB and DFID Funds and Program
Management Unit for WB and DFID funds and Program and to implement Punjab Health Sector Strategy utilizing the funds in line with the WB and DFID DLIs.

Support for CM Health Reform Roadmap and SMU for Primary and Secondary Proactive role of PSPU in planning implementation, monitoring & evaluation and technical support for the Chief Minister Health Reform Roadmap and SMU for Primary and Secondary health reforms respectively.The complete management, recruitment, training and data collection by more than 200 MEAs is being done by PSPU and this data by the MEAs is being presented to the Chief Minister during stock take meeting after every 2 months.

Coordination with PWD and P&D
To provide coordination and technical support for the development and implementation of comprehensive FP action plan and FP communication program, for MSNS and role in Punjab Growth strategy.

Support to Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department (Tertiary Healthcare System)
Mostly the donor support is focused on Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department whereas PSPU is instrumental in providing technical support to Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department in the development of strategic guidelines on various components for reforms in tertiary healthcare system.

Institutionalization of Systems Research and Evidence Derivation, Knowledge Management and Presentation

  • To identify and mobilize quality technical resources to develop and guide policies and strategic planning.
  • To promote, support and facilitate the institutionalization of Systems Research in the Health Care Delivery System of Punjab Province.
  • To promote and establish a culture for participatory and evidence based policies’ development and decision-making in the health care delivery system.
  • To specifically analyze health financing issues and work closely with the Financial Management Cell for advising the HD on annual development planning and budgeting with a strategic vision through FMC

Implementation of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy
To monitor and coordinate all stakeholders’ inputs in the implementation of Provincial Multi-sector Nutrition Strategy and other such health associated programs and plans like Punjab.